Could be a record setter today. Or tomorrow. Or…any of the next 7 days. We only missed yesterday’s record by 4 degrees. Today’s forecast is 79, which is the present record, from 1990. In fact, the present record highs over the next week are all between 76 and 80 degrees. And we have a shot at tying or breaking them EVERY DAY. March Madness!
Records are likely to be set today in Evansville, where the present record of 77 was also set in 1990. Record highs from 1995 are likely to go today in South Bend (76) and at least tied in Lafayette (79.)
If you really need Winter, you need to to be in the northwest. The upper air pattern takes a deep dive and brings heavy snow to the mountains of the Pacific Northwest.
Heavy rain will soak southern California, Nevada and Arizona over the next few days. LA’s high temps will only be in the mid 60’s through the week, and into the 50’s this weekend!
This deep disturbance spins off a couple of waves toward us starting after midnight tonight, and into Thursday and Friday, with scattered showers and storms possible. But that’s late tonight. The sun puts on a great show for us again today. Tonight (clouds permitting) expect another planetary performance by Jupiter and Venus, side by side. To us, it will look like the two are separated by just a couple of finger-widths held at arm’s length. In space, they are nowhere near each other. You know the saying: location, location, location!
The website Space.com says this Venus-Jupiter conjunction will be the best for several years to come for viewers in the Northern Hemisphere because the two planets will be visible for such a long time in the evening sky. Look over the west-southwest horizon shortly after sunset. The pair should be plainly visible for well over two hours tonight. Venus and Jupiter are the two brightest planets in the night sky, with Venus the brighter of the two. Don’t tell Jupiter.
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The average high today is 51 and the average low is 32. Record high is 79, and the record low is 10. That sun starts at 7:57 and doesn’t stop until 7:52 this evening.
DETAILED INDIANAPOLIS FORECAST:
Today: Mostly sunny. Record heat possible! High 79.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a shower and storm chance after midnight. Low 60.
Thursday: Partly to mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. High 79.
Thursday Night: Mostly cloudy with scattered showers and storms. Low 60.
Friday: Partly sunny with a slight chance of scattered showers and storms. Low 78.
Friday Night: Still a slight chance. Low 58.
Saturday: Partly sunny with a slight shower or storm chance, mainly in the afternoon. High 77.
Saturday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 57.
Sunday: Partly sunny. High 79.
Sunday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 61.
Monday: Partly sunny. High 77.
Monday Night: Partly cloudy. Low 60.
Tuesday: Partly sunny. High 76.